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2010 Andrea Tacchi "Coclea Thucea" RS/WE

  Specifications
Year
2010
Top
Spruce/Redwood
Back & Sides
Wenge
Scale Length
654 mm
Nut width
52 mm
Finish
French Polish
Country
Italy
Condition
Excellent
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
ANDREA TACCHI
  Background

A native of Florence, Italy, Andrea Tacchi is arguably Italy’s foremost contemporary luthier and is ranked among the top handful in the world by players and collectors alike. His interest in guitar making started very early in his life – he built his first guitar at age 15. In 1977 he began the serious study of guitar making with Argentinian luthier Ricardo Brané. After Brané’s death, Tacchi traveled extensively (starting in the early 1980s) in pursuit of mastering his craft. In Spain he spent time in the workshops of Jose Ramirez III, Paulino Bernabe Sr, and Francisco & Gabriel Fleta; and in England with Jose Romanillos. But perhaps his most influential trips were those to France where he befriended and consulted with Robert Bouchet and Daniel Friederich, whose approaches and aesthetics would greatly impact Tacchi’s developing style. His reputation internationally was boosted in 1985 when he competed in the Concours International des Facteurs de Guitare organized by Robert Vidal of Radio France – Tacchi won first prize for Aesthetic Qualities and second general prize for Acoustic Qualities. His instruments have been played by several notable guitarists including Filomena Moretti, Flavio Cucchi, Carlo Marchione, Antigoni Goni, Robert Gruca, Colin Davin, Minoru Inagaki, and Marcelo Kayath, while others belong to important private collections. Two of his guitars are in the collection of the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy.

  Description

This is Andrea Tacchi’s flagship model, the “Coclea Thucea”. It is a fusing together of two different design ideas that were developed independently. In 1989, Tacchi publically unveiled his “Coclea” model – named after the Latin...

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